• Minnesota Dips Toe Into the Sports Betting Legislation Pool

    10 April 2018

    “Tribal representatives have been lukewarm toward sports betting. As indicated by Garofolo’s terms, a law authorizing sports wagering in Minnesota won’t advance without their assent.”

  • Rep. Garofalo on MN sports betting

    10 April 2018

    “Garnering tribal support is far from a sure thing, however. Leaders have stood opposed to gambling expansion in the past, concerned that a renegotiated compact would include payments to the state. Garofalo also indicated that he’s been in touch with two professional sports leagues — likely the NBA and MLB, which have been lobbying for adoption of their model legislation. ‘They’re obviously very engaged in the process and want to partake in it,’ he said.”

  • Proposed bill would legalize, regulate daily sports fantasy games in Minnesota

    9 April 2018

    “‘For an industry that has been operating for many, many years in the state of Minnesota, all we’re doing is asking for regulations to make sure everyone’s accountable for people that use the games.'”

  • Why tribes will carry so much clout in U.S. sports betting

    8 April 2018

    “Minnesota’s tribes literally and figuratively hold all the cards…The combination of their intense lobbying and lucrative campaign contributions has reportedly played a pivotal role in derailing efforts to bring ventures such as racinos and riverboat gambling into the state.”

  • Move to legalize sports betting afoot at Minnesota Legislature

    4 April 2018

    “‘I won’t submit a sports gambling bill the tribal casinos are opposed to…nonnegotiable.'”

  • Could sports gambling become legal in Minnesota?

    24 March 2018

    “If the Supreme Court rules in New Jersey’s favor, Rep. Garofalo predicts that “we’ll see action on this during the 2018 legislative session here in Minnesota…A local conservative advocacy group, the Minnesota Family Council, is opposed to the legalization and regulation of sports gambling.”

  • Senate has chance to right a wrong by the NLRB on tribal sovereignty

    15 March 2018

    “…all we are asking is that the Senate follow the Constitution and federal law, respecting and honoring our status as sovereign governments.”

  • SCOTUS ruling could raise sports gambling stakes

    15 March 2018

    “‘The important thing is we don’t want to have the proceeds of this bill earmarked for anything. We don’t want to have the funding of schools or the building of roads dependent on Minnesota sports gambling,’ said Garofalo. Senate Minority Leader Thomas Bakk, DFL-Duluth, said this bill would have an uphill battle in the Senate.”

  • Canterbury Park adds dates, boosts purses to record level

    14 March 2018

    “Canterbury Park racing officials, with the assistance of the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, have increased available funding for the starter incentive program, creating a system that rewards stables that come to the meet with ready-to-race thoroughbreds.”

  • Gaming News – March 2018 newsletter of the Minnesota Gambling Control Board

    1 March 2018

    “The substantial growth in monthly gross receipts can be attributed to an increased number of sites offering electronic games and to an increase in the average gross receipts per site. At the end of 2017, there were 833 active sites with reported average monthly electronic gross receipts of $35,000. Electronic pull-tabs are now in over 30% of lawful gambling sites.”